Matt Forte RUMORS & NEWS

  • Jets' Forte set on breaking the myth about RBs over 30

    New York Post "Q: Being as driven as you are, are you out to prove life begins at 30 for a running back? A: Yeah, of course. When I was first coming up on a contract renewal when I was in Chicago, it was that, “Oh, running backs, the value’s not there.” But then I wanted to break the mold on that because the..." May 15

  • Matt Forte would be ‘disappointed’ if Ryan Fitzpatrick is not back with Jets

    Newark Star-Ledger "Matt Forte, the Jets' new running back, offered some thoughts Tuesday about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract standoff with the organization. Forte, appearing on CBS Sports Radio's "Tiki and Tierney," said he'd be "disappointed" if Fitzparick isn't back with the Jets in 2016. Here's..." April 27

  • Matt Forte upset the Bears never offered him a contract

    Windy City Gridiron "Social media is a wonderful way for people to keep connected, but it's also a way to stir some controversy if you don't think before you post. The Chicago Bears decided to allow running back Matt Forte to leave via free agency after 8 seasons, 2 Pro Bowls, 8,602 rushing yards, 487 receptions..." March 23

  • Jets' Marshall lobbies for Fitzpatrick, calls Forte most underrated RB of all time

    The Score "New York Jets wide receiver Brandon Marshall continues to advocate on behalf of Ryan Fitzpatrick to ensure his quarterback remains with the Jets this spring. Marshall, who recorded 109 receptions for 1,502 yards and 10 touchdowns last season, said his rapport with the unrestricted free agent is..." March 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Matt Forte is signing with the NY Jets, per source.

  • Matt Forte agrees to deal with New York Jets "Matt Forte is headed to the New York Jets, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport, per a source informed of negations." March 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Packers expressing interest in Bears free-agent RB Matt Forte, per source.

  • Report: Packers expressing interest in free agent Matt Forte

    The Score "The Green Bay Packers have expressed interest in acquiring running back Matt Forte, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN. Forte spent the first eight seasons of his career with the Packers' NFC North foes, the Chicago Bears, but was informed in February that he would not be re-signed. The..." March 08

  • What prompted Bears' decision to move on from Matt Forte?

    Chicago Tribune "Bears general manager Ryan Pace arrived at the NFL scouting combine this week with great enthusiasm, fully understanding the importance of this offseason. The Bears face questions up and down their roster after a 6-10 season left them in last place in the NFC North. But Pace is eager to continue..." February 25

  • Why free-agent workhorse Matt Forte is a perfect match for the Patriots

    CBS Sports "Why free-agent workhorse Matt Forte is a perfect match for the Patriots By Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer February 14, 2016 1:14 pm ET Matt Forte joined the NFL in 2008. Since then, he's logged 12,718 yards from scrimmage -- the most among all NFL players in that span. And he's..." February 15

  • Matt Forte doesn't fit what Colts are looking for in next RB

    ESPN "Running back Matt Forte put out a message Friday that said the Chicago Bears did not plan to bring him back next season. Forte plans to continue his NFL career, but where? Nobody knows yet. So of course that led to some fans getting excited wondering if their favorite team would be a good fit for..." February 14

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Asked a few NFL folks about Forte’s value. A few said he’ll be lucky to get more than $4M per year. Life of 30-yo back.

  • Matt Forte to Miami Dolphins would make sense if Lamar Miller leaves and price is right

    Miami Herald "People who win at chess know it isn’t just about the next move. They must think ahead. They must plan ahead. People who win at football, at building teams, do the same. With that in mind, the Miami Dolphins should now have running back Matt Forte suddenly and prominently on their..." February 13

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    Matt Forte @MattForte22

    Despite my wishes, my days as a member of the Chicago Bears have sadly come to an end. I was…

  • Matt Forte says Bears won't re-sign him, ending 8-year Chicago career

    Chicago Tribune "Playing for an organization with a deep history of some of the best running backs the NFL has ever seen, Matt Forte walks away as the second-most productive back in Chicago Bears history. Forte announced on his Instagram account Friday morning that the club informed him earlier this week he was..." February 12

  • Matt Forte on wanting to return to Bears: Jay Cutler plays 'a huge role'

    CBS Sports "Matt Forte on wanting to return to Bears: Jay Cutler plays 'a huge role' By Sean Wagner-McGough | Staff Writer February 6, 2016 6:30 pm ET Impending free agent Matt Forte hit the dreaded age of 30. He has piled up more than 2,000 carries in his eight-year career, catching nearly 500 passes..." February 07

  • Matt Forte implies he'd take discount to play for contender "Matt Forte's Chicago future is up in the air. As of early December, the Bears had not offered the impending free agent a new contract, which means the 30-year-old running back is likely heading to the open market. Appearing on Friday's edition of NFL Network's Super Bowl Live, Forte..." February 06

  • How Matt Forte could be back with the Bears in 2016

    Windy City Gridiron "Matt Forte is a Chicago Bears legend at this point. Sure he's played on some less-than fantastic Bears teams, but he's been a solid contributor, turning out yards and being a reliable, and at times, only offensive weapon the team had at its disposal. But all good things must come to an end..." January 19

  • 'Work horse' Matt Forte: 'No decisions have been made'

    Chicago Sun-Times "One item hung in Matt Forte’s locker Monday: a cut off navy T-shirt with his number on the back. The name above the number: “Work Horse.” ”You see how tattered and beat up and stuff (it is),” he said Monday at Halas Hall. “It’s not like me. I’m still good. I just wanted to leave it in there..." January 05

  • Matt Forte “can only look back and smile” about time with Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "When he steps on the turf at Soldier Field on Sunday, running back Matt Forte will take it all in — taking time to appreciate his teammates, his coaches, the fans and everything that has made his time in Chicago special. Like he always does. “I do that every game, pretty much,” Forte said..." January 01

  • Bears RB Matt Forte sounds open to hometown discount

    Chicago Sun-Times "When running back Matt Forte arrived at Halas Hall after being taken in the 2008 draft, he walked in with great expectations and dressed for success. “I remember the first day Forte showed up with the rookies in a suit like he was on a business trip,” said Lovie Smith, the former Bears and..." December 23

  • Matt Forte: Bears have not offered me a contract "Impending free agent Matt Forte recently acknowledged that the 2015 season could be his final one with the Chicago Bears. Appearing on Friday's edition of NFL Total Access, Forte emphasized that his priority is to stay in Chicago, but he's prepared to "move on" if the Bears don't offer him a..." December 05

  • Bears view Jeremy Langford as future at RB "Matt Forte will return to the starting lineup on Thanksgiving night for the Chicago Bears after missing the past three games. However, he will not resume his workhorse role. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday on NFL GameDay Morning that Forte will be "the starter in name..." November 26

  • Matt Forte says he'll be back from knee injury to play on Thanksgiving

    ESPN "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte said he expects to play Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers after sitting out three games with a sprained medial collateral ligament. "I probably could have played last Sunday, but I might not have been able to play coming up this week if something..." November 24

  • Matt Forte 'on track to play' Thanksgiving Day vs. Packers

    Sporting News "Out since Nov. 1, Bears running back Matt Forte is on track to play Thanksgiving Day against the Packers, barring an unforeseen setback, according to ESPN. Forte sprained the MCL in his right knee in the team's Week 8 matchup against the Vikings but went through an extensive pregame warmup..." November 23

  • Bears' Alshon Jeffery, Matt Forte questionable against Broncos

    ESPN "Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery is questionable for Chicago's Week 11 matchup versus the Denver Broncos after groin and shoulder injuries kept Jeffery off the practice field for a second consecutive day. Bears running back Matt Forte (knee) and linebacker Pernell McPhee (knee) are..." November 21

  • Matt Forte doesn't practice on turf, but still might play Sunday

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte (MCL sprain) said he didn't practice on Thursday because the club moved the workout inside to the Walter Payton Center because of dangerous wind conditions. Forte's lack of participation was initially surprising because the veteran tailback was listed as..." November 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bears WR Alshon Jeffery expected to play today despite groin injury; RB Matt Forte not expected to play due to knee injury, per sources.

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    Rich Campbell @Rich_Campbell

    Bears RB Matt Forte (right knee) will be listed as "limited" in Wednesday's practice.

  • Forte ruled out vs. Chargers

    The Score "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte and wide receiver Eddie Royal have been ruled out for Monday night's matchup with the San Diego Chargers, head coach John Fox confirmed Saturday. " November 07

  • Report: Bears' RB Matt Forte could miss at least two weeks

    CSN Chicago "John Fox said Monday he doesn't believe the right knee injury Matt Forte suffered against the Vikings will require surgery, but that doesn't mean Forte won't miss time. ESPN's Chris Mortensen said Monday afternoon on NFL Insiders that Forte won't be ready to play "this week or the week..." November 03

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    Adam Jahns @adamjahns

    No surgeries expected for #Bears RB Matt Forte or WR Eddie Royal, coach John Fox said.

  • Report: Bears don't believe Matt Forte suffered an ACL injury

    Chicago Sun-Times "When Matt Forte left Sunday’s loss to the Vikings with an apparent injury, the Bears entire season looked like it took an ugly turn. While Forte may not be able to lead the Bears to the playoffs, their offense without him is a scary thought. Following the game, the Bears kept quiet about..." November 02

  • Matt Forte, Brian Cushing among big names available before trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The NFL trade deadline usually passes with a whimper, and this year might be no different, but several clubs are exploring fairly significant moves with Tuesday's cut-off to make trades approaching, and there is at least a modicum of feeling throughout the league that things may pick up this..." November 01

  • Bears' Cutler on Matt Forte: 'I wouldn't trade him for anybody else'

    CBS Sports "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte has been playing at a high level for quite some time now. Forte entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick out of Tulane back in 2008, and since then, he has more yards from scrimmage than any other player in the NFL by a margin of more than 700..." October 31

  • Adrian Peterson calls Matt Forte the 'Stephen Curry' of football

    ESPN "Adrian Peterson said on Wednesday that he considers Bears tailback Matt Forte to be the “Stephen Curry” of football. “Matt Forte. What would I call him? I would call him Stephen Curry. Mr. Dependable. That’s what I would call him,” Peterson told Chicago reporters. Peterson’s comments on..." October 28

  • Trade Names to Watch: Matt Forte, Vernon Davis, Roddy White "With the NFL trade deadline just 10 days away -- Nov. 3 -- rumors will begin to swirl with more gusto over the next week. Speaking on NFL Network's GameDay First on Sunday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport provided us three names to watch, but noted that all three could be difficult to trade..." October 25

  • Bye week comes at bad time for Matt Forte, Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Most NFL players treasure the bye week. Not Matt Forte. The Chicago Bears veteran tailback made it clear that he wanted no part of the off week after the club dropped a 37-34 overtime decision to Detroit. “It’s frustrating. I’m pissed off about it,” Forte said. “I don’t want to go to the..." October 20

  • Matt Forte wants to be on a playoff team—with Bears

    Chicago Sun-Times "When the Bears traded away Jared Allen and Jon Bostic, rumors began circulating about other players likely to be moved. The one name that keeps popping up is Matt Forte. The Bears second all-time leading rusher behind Walter Payton has a lot of miles but seems to get better with age...." October 06

  • Matt Forte to Broncos?

    Show Time Sports "It's no shock that the Bears are trying to rebuild after a 0-3 start, but the team they are talking to about one of there players may come as a shock to some. The Denver Broncos have a interest in acquiring the Bears star running back Matt Forte. It's not a surprise considering how bad C.J..." October 03

  • Report: Matt Forte on the trading block in Chicago

    Sportsnaut "Could the Chicago Bears really be considering a trade that involves running back Matt Forte? According to NFL analyst Benjamin Allbright, two sources in Chicago say that the team has running back Matt Forte on the trading block. For what its worth two contacts in Chicago have said Matt Forte..." September 30

  • Matt Forte isn’t interested in a rebuilding year under John Fox

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears launch the John Fox era with a visit from the Packers, whose coach has said that he intends to “kick Chicago’s ass.” Chicago running back Matt Forte shrugged at the remarks earlier this week during a visit to PFT Live, but he didn’t shrug at the notion that the Bears are in rebuilding..." September 13

  • Matt Forte says you've got Jay Cutler all wrong, sees change in Bears QB

    Sporting News "Bears running back Matt Forte has had no problems calling out Jay Cutler's former teammates (see Brandon Marshall) for their verbal shots at the Bears quarterback. So it's no surprise Forte doesn't mind clearing up any misconceptions anyone outside the organization has about Cutler. "The..." September 11

  • Matt Forte: Brandon Marshall didn't hold himself accountable with Bears

    ESPN Chicago "Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte responded to Brandon Marshall's comments about Jay Cutler by saying Marshall sometimes failed to hold himself accountable while a member of the Bears. "I don't think that was the case where everyone was held accountable [last year]. I don't see how he can..." August 14

  • Bears' Matt Forte calls NFL a 'hypocritical league'

    Sporting News "Matt Forte wants a long-term contract with the Bears. Much like Dez Bryant, Forte realizes how he'll be perceived by stating that publicly. While Forte is hoping for a new contract, he's not holding out and says he'll be at training camp when it opens July 29. He's been showing up at the Bears'..." June 20

  • Bears: Matt Forte planning on biz-as-usual – at least for this camp

    CSN Chicago "While speculation and curiosity grow around Matt Forte’s 2015 plans, the Bears running back is going ahead with plans for his annual football camp next month in Addison. The two-day Citi Matt Forte Football ProCamp, Forte’s third, will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on June 13-14 at Addison..." May 20

  • What's Matt Forte worth on the trade market?

    Windy City Gridiron "Ryan Pace hasn't really messed around much since he arrived in Chicago. He never committed to Jay Cutler more than he had to, he shipped off the most talented receiver in franchise history for a paltry draft pick, and he was rumored to be in the mix for blockbuster-type draft day deals. His..." May 11

  • Matt Forte responds to reports he's skipping voluntary workouts

    Windy City Gridiron "Earlier today Chicago Bears' running back Matt Forte made news by skipping the award ceremony for the Brian Piccolo Award, which also signaled his intent to skip the voluntary veteran minicamp that started today. Forte also skipped Phase 1 of the voluntary workouts and it was reported that him..." April 28

  • Bears Forte's tweets hint at concern about his future

    ESPN Chicago "To read too far into Matt Forte's tweets from over the weekend would be a tad irresponsible, but there's no denying the running back, based on his posts from over the weekend, is at least a little concerned about his standing with the Chicago Bears. Forte posted a story about potential trade..." February 24

  • Matt Forte, Jay Cutler lament Bears' continued run-pass imbalance

    Chicago Tribune "The Bears’ eight rushing attempts in Thursday’s loss to the Lions were the lowest single-game total in franchise history. Quarterback Jay Cutler dropped back to pass 51 times, handed off seven times and kneeled down once. That’s not close to the play distribution balance general manager Phil..." December 02

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